Jimmy Morales to join Chip Ganassi Racing for Daytona 24

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (January 27, 2004) -- Jimmy Morales has confirmed that he will join Chip Ganassi Racing for this weekend's Rolex 24 At Daytona, January 31 - February 1. The Mexican racer will partner with Scott Pruett and Max Papis in the No....

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (January 27, 2004) -- Jimmy Morales has confirmed that he will join Chip Ganassi Racing for this weekend's Rolex 24 At Daytona, January 31 - February 1. The Mexican racer will partner with Scott Pruett and Max Papis in the No. 01 CompUSA Lexus Riley Daytona Prototype.

"I feel very optimistic about the opportunity to participate in the Rolex 24 At Daytona. The team's professionalism increased my performance during training. I have adapted quickly and have achieved my timing goals on every lap. Scott and Max are talented, hard working drivers, and I feel confident that we will be very successful," said Morales.

Morales recently traveled to Phoenix where he tested with the team, adapting to the new Daytona Prototype and developing his driving techniques. Luis "Chapulin" Diaz accompanied Morales to the test session.

The Rolex 24 At Daytona will be held at Daytona International Speedway, January 28 - February 1, featuring some of the top names in motorsports such as Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Petty and Robby Gordon.

Qualifying for the 24-hour classic will be held on Thursday, with the green flag falling on Saturday at 1 p.m. Tickets are currently on sale for the event and can be purchased online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 386-253-RACE. SPEED Channel will cover more than 15 hours of coverage of the Rolex 24 At Daytona live.

For more information on the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series and Rolex 24 At Daytona, visit www.grandamerican.com.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Tony Stewart , Kyle Petty , Max Papis , Scott Pruett , Jimmie Johnson , Jimmy Morales , Chip Ganassi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing